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Friday June 4, 2021
Prostitution in Oregon Could Become Legal
SALEM, Oregon — A bill that could repeal the crimes of prostitution, commercial sexual solicitation and promoting prostitution is being seriously considered in Oregon. However, the proposed change in law will not be considered this session as the deadline for bills in the House Judiciary Committee has expired. So at this point, the idea is just being debated. “When I started working sex du ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Oregon fall firestorms cautionary tale in worsening drought
OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed on Labor Day, but they weren't too concerned. After all, they live in a part of Oregon where ferns grow from tree trunks and rainfall averages more than six feet (1.8 meters) a year. But just after midnight, a neighbor awakened them as towering flames, pushed by gusting winds, bore down. The Smalls and their four ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Facing an early wildfire season, Oregon officials prepare for the worst
SALEM, Oregon - Representatives from Governor Kate Brown's office and state leaders who manage wildfires, conflagrations, and disaster response spoke on Thursday about Oregon’s upcoming wildfire season. More than one million acres in Oregon burned last year as the state was gripped by a historic wildfire season. Looking ahead at this year, officials are worried given how dry conditions were in ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Fleeing driver shot by police after stopping on I-5 overpass
LA CENTER, Wash. (KOIN) — The driver of a car fleeing from police at more than 100 mph stopped on the overpass of I-5 at Exit 16 in La Center, then was shot by police, the Washington State Patrol said late Thursday night. After being shot, the driver barricaded himself in the car and refused to get out. But, authorities said, he later complied and was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatme ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
High speed chase leads to officer-involved shooting near La Center
LA CENTER, WA (KPTV) – Troopers say one person is in custody after an officer-involved shooting. At 7:15 p.m. troopers saw a vehicle traveling south on Interstate 5 near milepost 39. The vehicle was seen speeding and matched a description of a vehicle that fled a traffic stop made by the Kelso Police Department. Troopers say they tried to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle kept going at a ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Portland Fire & Rescue Investigators Arrest Arson Suspect
PORTLAND, Oregon - On June 3, 2021, Portland Fire Investigators arrested a person in connection with multiple North Portland fires that occurred in the early morning hours on June 2, 2021. Fire investigators were able to obtain several video footages from cameras in and around the set fires. Portland Fire & Rescue would like to thank the community and all the agencies, including Portland Poli ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Clark County Inmate Dies After Apparent Suicide Attempt in Jail
CLARK COUNTY - On June 1, 2021, corrections deputies at the Clark County Jail found an inmate unresponsive in his cell. Corrections deputies and nursing staff began life saving procedures as emergency medical services was summoned. The inmate, identified as Jesse M. White, was transported to a local hospital where today he succumbed to his injuries. Mr. White had been in the Clark County ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
Investigators looking into six north Portland fires they believe were set deliberately
PORTLAND, Oregon - Fire officials are investigating a series of fires they believe were deliberately set in north Portland Wednesday morning. According to a Portland Fire & Rescue spokesperson, no one was hurt. Six fires in total erupted in a half-hour period along a stretch of North Interstate Avenue, mainly in the Humboldt neighbourhood. Some were only a couple blocks away from each other. ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Woman died homeless while Oregon held $800,000 of her unclaimed money
PORTLAND, Oregon - Cathy Boone died homelessly. She’d been living on the streets of Astoria despite inheriting a small fortune. The state of Oregon held more than $800,000 of her unclaimed money when the 49-year-old passed away in January 2020. “It just didn’t make any sense to me. That money was just sitting there, and she needed help in the worst way,” said Jack Spithill, Boone’s father. ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
Reward offered in missing Salem woman investigation
SALEM, Oregon - A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Tonna Marie Purnell, 42, of Salem, who went missing in late March. The cash reward was announced Wednesday by Crime Stoppers of Oregon in partnership with the Salem Police Department. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
4 students, driver injured in Lewis County school bus crash
LEWIS COUNTY - Four students and a bus driver were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a school bus went off-road on Wednesday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol. The bus was carrying 30 students and went off the roadway near Main Street and Katula Road in Lewis County, about half an hour west of Chehalis. 4 students & driver were taken to hospital with ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
Deputies investigate fatal crash in Corbett
CORBETT, Oregon - Multnomah County deputies are investigating after a driver was killed in a crash in the Corbett area. On Wednesday morning, at 5:51 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash in Corbett near the 49100 block of Southeast Louden Road. When deputies and firefighters arrived, they determined that the driver was deceased. Because of th ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
Board Selects Next Superintendent for Canby School District
CANBY, Oregon - The unanimous decision during Board Special Session, Dr Downs set to start on July 1, 2021 Tonight, the Canby School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Dr Aaron Downs as the district’s next superintendent. Dr Downs, who currently serves as the assistant superintendent of secondary schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, will begin on July 1, 2021 ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
Man Convicted of Sex Abuse Sentenced to 25 Years
LINN COUNTY, Oregon - The Linn County Sheriff's Office reports Brandon Dale Morgan, 45, from Lyons, was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty in a jury trial on May 15, 2021, of three counts of sex abuse-related crimes. Linn County detectives investigated the case back in 2019 that led to his arrest and conviction for two counts of Sodomy in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Se ...
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Thursday June 3, 2021
McMinnville Bank Robbery
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon - On 6/2/2021 at 11:55 am McMinnville units were dispatched to a robbery that had just occurred at Chase Bank in McMinnville, 1675 N. Hwy 99W. The suspect entered the bank and presented a note demanding money from the teller. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the bank on foot. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s, wearing ...
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Wednesday June 2, 2021
Battle Ground students' History Day projects win at state
Even the theme of this year’s National History Day competition, “Communication in History: the Key to Understanding,” became a lesson in and of itself for Battle Ground's History Day competitors. While Pleasant Valley Middle School eighth-graders Kaylie O’Lear and Lilly Roman-Myers’ project focused on Cesar Chavez and the fight for workers’ rights, they also had to learn a lot about their own comm ...
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Wednesday June 2, 2021
Two Portland Area Residents Face Federal Charges for Crimes Committed during Portland Protests
PORTLAND, Oregon - In separate criminal cases, two Portland-area residents are facing federal charges for crimes committed during recent riots near local federal facilities, including the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Portland Field Office. Richard Timothy Hernandez, 56, of Portland, has been charged by criminal complaint with three coun ...
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Wednesday June 2, 2021
Motorcyclist dies after Memorial Day crash in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, Oregon - On May 31st, 2021, a few minutes before 6:00 pm first responders were called to the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash on Arbor Grove Road NE at St. Paul Highway NE. The crash involved two vehicles, a Honda motorcycle and a Toyota Tacoma. The motorcycle rider had serious injuries and was transported from the scene by Life Flight. The motorcyclist later succumbed to t ...
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Wednesday June 2, 2021
Reward Offered in New Year's Eve Homicide Investigation
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the New Year's Eve homicide of Ja'mere Brown. On Thursday, December 31, 2020, at approximately 10:29 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to Northeast Alberta Street and Mallory Avenue on the report of two people injured during a shooting. Officers arr ...
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Sunday June 6, 2021
Tualatin Police May 2021 Underage Decoy Operation Results
TUALATIN, Oregon - On May 27, 2021, Tualatin Police conducted an underage decoy operation. Underage volunteers attempted to purchase alcohol at establishments in Tualatin. Out of 10 establishments visited, none sold alcohol to the underage decoy. The goal of an underage decoy program is to reduce youth access to alcohol by encouraging licensees to verify that an individual purchasing alcohol is ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
A Black Homeowner Hit in the Head by a Portland Police Officer Sues the City—and Names His Alleged Attacker
Last September, on the 100th consecutive night of Portland protests against police brutality, Elijah Warren says a seemingly anonymous riot cop struck him in the back of the head with a baton, sending him to the hospital. Number 67: That’s the only way Warren, 37, could describe the officer who he says struck him soon after he left his home to complain about tear gas wafting through his windows ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
15-year-old boy trapped underneath a car dies
SALEM, Oregon - At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, May 31, 2021, officers responded to the call of a person pinned beneath a vehicle in the south parking lot of Riverfront Park. On arrival, officers found a 15-year-old young man trapped underneath a car. Four teenage friends were in the vehicle driving through the parking lot. When the 16-year-old female driver stopped the vehicle, the y ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
40-year-old Darren Lockett latest victim of Portland Fatal Shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Homicide Detectives have released information about a shooting that occurred on Saturday near Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street. The victim in that case is 40-year-old Darren Lockett. The medical examiner determined Mr. Lockett died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Any additional information will be released at the directi ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
Oregon Adjutant General remembers the sacrifices and legacy of Oregon Veterans
ALBANY, Oregon - Remembering the sacrifices made by Oregonians in their service to the United States, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, reflected on the significance of Memorial Day as the Keynote speaker at the Linn County Veterans Memorial, Albany, Oregon on May 31, 2021. During his remarks, Stencel encouraged those attending “to honor our service men and women who have ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
Fire Destroys Shop near Forest Grove
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On Tuesday June 1st at 12:54am, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a shop fire on NW Hillside Road in rural Washington County. Crews arrived shortly after to find heavy fire involvement on a 2,000 square foot shop. Firefighters were able to get a bulk of the fire extinguished, but were hampered by propane tanks that kept reigniting the flames. After approximately 3 ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Oregon students may soon not require proof of reading, writing, math skills
SALEM, Oregon - A bill removing the requirement that Oregon students in the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 demonstrate basic proficiency in math, reading and writing to earn a high school diploma passed a key milestone Thursday and is likely to become law. The bill, already approved by majority Democrats in the Senate, was greenlit by Democrats on the House Education Committee for a vote on the ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Climber dies after falling 500 feet on Mt. Hood
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday May 30, 2021 Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue (SAR) Coordinators learned of a climbing accident near the Old Chute on Mt. Hood. Witnesses called 911 to report a climber had fallen an estimated 500 feet. The 63-year-old male subject had reportedly been descending Mt. Hood with his adult son on the popular Old Chute route, at approximately 10,500' e ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Male Arrested After Weekend Shooting in Aloha
On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 7:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance with a weapon in the 2800 block of SW 214th Avenue in the community of Aloha. Deputies learned that two men were arguing in an apartment where others were present. During the argument, one male produced a handgun and pointed it at the other occupants of the apartment. One resident was ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Portland girl gets 3rd degree burns while immitating Tik-Tok Challenge
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 13-year-old Oregon girl was hospitalized after she suffered severe burns while trying to attempt a TikTok challenge, her family said. Destini Crane, of Portland was severely burned on her neck and right arm and undergone three skin-grafting surgeries after her family believes she was trying to copy a video on the popular video app TikTok. The incident happened on May 13 ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Three People Die In Crash on Hwy 58
HIGHWAY 28 - Three people die in a traffic accident on Hwy 58 southeast of Springfieled and west of Black Canyon Campground around 10:15 AM on Sunday morning. Two others were critically injured. Late morning Sunday, May 30 just south of Sweeney Creek, a Ford Taurus, operated by 31-year-old James Johnson Oakridge, was westbound passing in a no passing zone when it side-swiped a Chrysler Town an ...
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